As I sit here sipping a cup of piping hot Russian Spice tea (the name sucked me in today – usually it’s coffee for me any moment of the week), I can’t help thinking about my last blog post (July!) and how much crazy has happened since then. What a whirlwind few years this adventure … More Old doors and their usefulness
Maybe you remember my obsession months ago with making string art? A Christmas/birthday gift for my sister-in-law! Here’s how it all went down: 1. Pre-made board from Lowe’s. 2. Minwax wood stain (Early American 230). 3. A husband who can illustrate the world (thank you!!!) 4. Tap shallow holes around map to make a … More Map of the World: String Art ed.
Today is Christmas-decorating day! Our Christmas decorations are sparse this year—no big tree, no ornaments, no lights. Why would we opt to not decorate for the best holiday of the year? Great question! Here’s a piece of huge news: Nate and I have bought a HOUSE!!!!!! And here’s the huger news: We settle three days … More Deck the halls!
Happy weekend! I hope yours has been as relaxing and stress-free as mine! I am cherishing every moment I have this summer. It had certainly been one full of blessings, family, friends, and wonderful moments. A few days ago, I shared my faux canvas wall art with you all. It was so fun and easy … More Words on Canvas
And so ends my mini-vaca to Buffalo. The last four days have been some of the best of my summer. I can never get enough time with family! I knew while I was here there would be a lot of down time when everyone was at work or helping out with VBS at church in … More The Magic of a Saw and a Staple Gun
This week has been just wonderful! Aside from studying for certification exams, this week has been just excellent. Mini-golf, morning coffee, soccer golf, dinner with Daddy, yard sales, crafting, reading. THIS is summer. Last time I shared the picture below, an almost-finished version of my painted window. The only thing left was a paint job … More The Never-Ending Window Project: Part 2
Sometimes, you screw up. Sometimes, you get a ‘brilliant’ idea, and it totally, completely, 100% fails. This was by far one of my more… irreparable fails. Most of the time, I can fudge, adjust, smooth over, or cover an ‘oops’. This time, not so much. It began with a brilliant idea to paint my last … More The Never-ending Window Project: Part 1
As those closest to me know, I can never get enough of mountains. Whether you’re talking about the green, pine covered Adirondacks in upstate New York, the snow-capped Rockies, or the glacier-formed Olympics, I never get tired of them. My travel Pinterest page is covered with images of Alaska, Switzerland, Scandinavia, and any snow-covered peak … More The Mountains are Calling Me
Remember the Lindsay Lohan ‘Parent Trap’ that started with that song? Oh, childhood memories. I grabbed a couple letters at A.C. Moore a few weeks ago for an apartment spring spruce-up. Add some twine, a little paint, a quick masking job and ta-da! An easy, DIY project for Easter weekend. Nate has already experimented with … More ‘L’ is for the way
I got my snow day! Two, actually. Every storm this winter has gone north of us into the PA mountains, or south of us into Maryland. Lancaster county has missed every stinking storm. Until Thursday! I don’t know how much we ended up with, but it was enough to convince school districts to close Friday … More In Like a Lion